Saturday, February 22, 2020

Need to Know (Part 2)

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The first text Chuck got was pretty simple. It contained Lea’s address with some quick directions. By the time he arrived at her place, she had sent him countless more. There were texts about how to do makeup, how to take care of her hair, what to wear, what not to wear, how to pick a matching purse, what to do at the gym for a workout, and so on. Chuck realized there wasn’t a single text about how to do Lea’s job or what Lea’s job even was.

Maybe it wasn’t time to stress about any of this yet. Maybe he should just relax for the night. What did women do to relax? Take a bubble bath or some shit like that? Chuck laughed to himself as he imagined taking off his clothes and slipping into the bath. He had to do it eventually, right?

Friday, February 21, 2020

Need to Know (Part 1)

Chuck wasn’t surprised when he answered to door to find his roommate’s girlfriend there. Lea came by often even when Lance wasn’t around. Chuck told her he expected Lance any minute, and she could hang around until he got there. What Chuck didn’t expect was to suddenly swap bodies with Lea.

He sat down on the couch to get his bearings. Lance liked well-endowed women, and Lea was no exception. Chuck felt weird having her curves and had to stop himself from feeling his new body up considering Lea was standing right there with his body.

“We need to figure out a way to swap back and fast!” Chuck exclaimed, “Lance is going to be home any minute, and I know how quick he leans in to kiss you.”

Lea thought for a moment. “You need to go back to my place,” She said, “If Lance tries anything with you, it’s like he’s cheating on me. I won’t stand for it. I don’t know if we will figure out a way to switch back soon...or ever. But I do know Lance gets here and starts kissing you I will be mad. I’ll text you anything you need to know.”

Chuck reluctantly agreed as he stood back up, teetering on Lea’s heels, and hustled as quickly as he could out the door.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Twisted (Part 5)

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Jeff did his best to adjust to living Cynthia’s life. He wore her clothes; he went to bed with her husband; he hung with her friends. He hated all of it. He’d often regret leaving the prison with this body, thinking if he stayed longer he might’ve escaped with a better body.

Then one day while pumping gas, it dawned on him. What if the experiment hadn’t been swapping bodies inside the prison? What if that small hope of escape had been planned by whoever was running the test? Would he take the escape despite this very different body (which he obviously did take)? And what if they were still watching him now? What if this body was just a different type of prison and a different type of experiment?

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Twisted (Part 4)

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Escaping from the facility ultimately proved to be difficult. By the time Jeff was able to figure out a clear path forward, the way back now seemed impossible to track. He had hopes of leading the authorities to this place, but that now seemed exceedingly unlikely. Besides, what was he going to tell them? That he was imprisoned and had his brain switched with multiple people against his will? It sounded insane. He’d be locked in a mental institute for sure. Ultimately, he decided to play dumb, go the police and pretend to have amnesia.

It took some time for the police to match Jeff with a missing person, Cynthia Hendrix. While Jeff had been trapped in that prison for some time, Cynthia had only been missing about a week. She lived with her husband in the suburbs. It was an awkward and difficult adjustment for Jeff. He had to deal with being a woman, having a husband he was an absolute stranger to, and friends who knew more about his current life than he did. The amnesia angle seemed to help him out here, but he was still stuck in a life he never would’ve chosen for himself.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Twisted (Part 3)

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Walking around this time seemed different this time. It wasn’t just that he was in a new, female body (though that was part of it), it was that he hadn’t yet run into another person. As he sat down in a darkened corridor, he looked up and saw a light. There were no bars and no blockages; he could probably climb up to it. He could escape!

Jeff realized that meant he’d probably be stuck with this body for good. He’d be a woman forever. He’d have to figure out who he was, and information about her life. It would be rolling the dice. But that all seemed to be a small price to pay in exchange for being able to escape both the physical prison and psychological prison of constantly swapping bodies. He decided to go for it.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Twisted (Part 2)

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Whenever he found himself in a new body, Jeff left his cell to explore. (This time was a little more difficult than others due to the heels on his boots.) The entire facility was like a giant jail. Everyone was allowed to interact with each other, but no one ever got in or out. Yet still, with each swap, Jeff generally saw and met new people. He pondered if this was due to the size of the place or simply the way the people in charge of this experiment had it designed. That being said, he had never met anyone who claimed to be in charge. He figured it was possible for the people who imprisoned him to just pretend to be imprisoned and swapped just like he was; maybe they were watching from the inside. He just had no way of knowing.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Twisted (Part 1)

Jeff awoke on the thin mattress laid upon the floor. It had happened again; he was in a new body. It was the fifth time it had gotten a new body since this twisted experiment began. It was also the first time he had a woman’s body. He had previously been in the body of a middle aged Asian man, and before that a young guy with big muscles. There didn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason behind the timing of the swaps, though they always occurred when everyone was asleep. He was the Asian man for a few weeks, but only got to enjoy the big muscles of about two days. And now he was a woman. It was definitely dramatically more different than his other swaps, but it didn’t feel quite as different as he expected it to.